Not much beyond what is stamped on the gun. Manufactured 1931-1941 by the Stevens division of Savage Arms in Chicopee, Mass.
Some guns cannot be dated due to lack of information. Yours is one.
it means it was manufactured on April 17,1894 . I have the same rifle and manufactured date. I am wondering what the value is . If you find out my e-mail is email@example.com
I suspect you are confusing a patent date marking with a model number. What are the other markings on the gun? firstname.lastname@example.org OK. The best we can do is narrow it to the 1930's. No factory records exist. This was after the Savage takeover, and Stevens was still producing guns in the Chicopee Falls plant. They used the Springfield name as a value-brand.
== == One is for sale at the Red Mill antiques in Bloomsburg, PA for $198. (07/29/2006)
I'm having the same probem. Except mine has matching numbers (33NL) stamped on the bottom of the barrel and inside the triger housing. No other numbers Mine also says "Springfield" manufactured by "J.Stevens Arms Company" Chicopee Falls, Mass. U.S.A. Other markings - top of barrel left side -proof tested 410 bore/---3 inch chamber---/ top of barrel right side - Selected Forged Steel. Any info. call.....317/523-1438
You might do an internet search for Springfield + Bayonet.
The company stamped the person as their best employee. This sentence uses the word stamped in it.
High Standard - the manufacturer
The model number is stamped on the right side of the receiver on many Stevens products.
I have very old necklace stamped 356 also with a Crown stamped also.
Stamped Concrete Contractors